Top Ten Most Underrated Animals

The Top Ten

1 Rat Rats are various medium-sized, long-tailed rodents of the superfamily Muroidea. "True rats" are members of the genus Rattus, the most important of which to humans are the black rat, Rattus rattus, and the brown rat, Rattus norvegicus.

Whenever I tell people I have a pet rat they share their fictional reasons that I shouldn't be keeping a rat. A rat is a low maintenance, cute, docile and loving pet where most individuals never damage your property, the same can not be said about any other pet.

They are the best animals on earth! They are smart, clever, clean, sociable, and totally loveable. They make the best pets too. It's a shame everyone seems to think that they are gross, dirty and mean creatures because of some stupid stereotype when they are actually the exact opposite.

Should be number 1. They are best pets ever!

Adorable smart little rodents.

2 Megatherium

Please tell me what a megatherium is but if anything this can be underrated

This is a prehistoric animal...why is this here?

Megatherium is a giant sloth that lived during the early Pliocene.

Mostly underrated because they don't even exist anymore...whatever.

3 Mouse A mouse is a small rodent characteristically having a pointed snout, small rounded ears, a body-length scaly tail and a high breeding rate. The best known mouse species is the common house mouse. It is also a popular pet.

Mice are the most underrated animals ever. Mice are among the cutest creatures on the planet, yet they are the most hated. Cartoon mice are not safe from hatred either. Especially not Jerry Mouse. - Svampbob164

For some reason people prefer rats over mice. I think diffrently so I'm voting mice

4 Fennec Fox The fennec fox or fennec is a small nocturnal fox found in the Sahara of North Africa. Its most distinctive feature is its unusually large ears, which also serve to dissipate heat.

Without a doubt Earth's cutest animal - RoleplayerR

Yes! Underrated and adorable. CUTE! - Knep

Bamm What

5 Blobfish The blobfish is a deep sea fish of the family Psychrolutidae. It inhabits the deep waters off the coasts of mainland Australia and Tasmania, as well as the waters of New Zealand.

Oh my gosh, blobfish look so funny!

Blobfish are ugly and overrated. Take this off the list

Overrated? Absolutely, mostly because so ugly. Underrated? NEVER.

Oh my god! So funny!

6 Crow

I love these creatures! They are majestic and intelligent. They are one of the earth's smartest animals, and were even proven to be smarter then a adult and 9 year old. Impressive! They are also my second favorite animal! - DerpaHerpaMerpa

Crows are really underrated animals.
They can be a good pet like parrot, pigeons, etc. but it's really unlikely for someone to pet these animals although they can be as loyal to you as any other animals.

Caw caw NOICE - lemur

7 Goat The domestic goat is a subspecies of goat domesticated from the wild goat of southwest Asia and Eastern Europe.

Goats will eat anything and make meat and cheese. They also emit less gasses then cows. They are the ultimate sustainable livestock.

Some people don't even know what a goat is. Sad!

I agree it is sad me and my familey have 3 pet goat's yes they eat a lot but whatever

8 Liger

This list is also underrated along with the animals

What's a liger? - Userguy44

A liger is the offspring of a male lion and a female tiger. They don't exist naturally in the wild. - Gg2000

9 Dove Pigeons and doves constitute the bird family Columbidae, which includes about 310 species. Pigeons are stout-bodied birds with short necks, and short slender bills. They primarily feed on seeds, fruits, and plants.
10 Ferret The ferret is the domesticated form of the European polecat, a mammal belonging to the same genus as the weasel, Mustela of the family Mustelidae.

*le gasp* I love Ferrets! Who doesn't? They are such good pets and very smart as well as adorable. - DerpaHerpaMerpa

The Contenders

11 Sea Monkey
12 Sponge

Sponges? At least in my kitchen sink they aren't underrated. - DerpaHerpaMerpa

If anything this is an overrated animal

Ahem Spongebob.

13 Moose

Yes! Moose are extremely dangerous and have been known to kill people. They are very large and heavy, but can run very fast. They have majestic antlers each over a metre long, and they are one of the largest species in the deer family. A large male moose is more than capable of killing an adult wolf, just one well-placed kick. They are very important for the ecosystems where they live, keeping plant growth down so that seedlings can flourish. They also fertilise the earth with their dung! So in a way, they farm their food, by "harvesting" (eating the leaves of plants and trees, and consuming grass) and then "regrowing" (returning the nutrients to the ground via poop, so that they will have more food n the future). Also, moose calfs (babies) are really cute!

Seriously. Who even talks about Moose anymore? Ya ever noticed that?

I too think moose should be higher

14 Goblin Shark

I actually find them cute. They aren't that bad to me, if anything, its interesting that they can do that with their mouths. - DerpaHerpaMerpa

Look at that face. How does it not have a horror movie?

15 Hyena Hyenas or hyaenas are any feliform carnivoran mammals of the family Hyaenidae /haɪˈɛnᵻdiː/. With only four extant species, it is the fifth-smallest biological family in the Carnivora, and one of the smallest in the class Mammalia.

Yas! I love Hyenas! They are my favorite wild dog and they deserve much more then what they get. They are much better then wolves, and actually very smart. - DerpaHerpaMerpa

Why aren't hyenas higher on the list? It's like nobody cares about these unique, awesome little warriors

Finally! I love hyenas! They are my life! I don't understand why people hate them. Hyena haters need to do more research. Hyenas are good animals and hunt 90% of the time! I say hyenas are the MOST underrated animal in the world! Now I like lions but THEY ARE OVERRATED. Hyenas are beautiful animals that need more respect.

They're good animals for goodness sake. May be dangerous but still not worth the hate. A certain animated movie got everything wrong with it's awful characters.

16 Manatee

They're awesome

Not to be rude, but it's literally a floating potato lmaoo.

I love potato’s who doesn’t?! Plus I lLOVE MANATEEE

17 Pig

They're not dirty, fat slobs who live for the sole purpose of being eaten. They are intelligent, emotional, and clean animals that deserve to live a full life. - keycha1n

Have you heard the expression " I'm seating like a pig." Pigs don't actually sweat. - Connor360

Pigs are actually very cute, smart and they make good pets. It's a common misconception that they're stupid and ugly.. Pigs are misunderstood.

Pigs are one of the smartest animals on Earth and they're awesome. I don't eat pork, bacon, ham, sausages, pepperoni or things that have pig meat because I love pigs.

Pigs are my favorite animal! it should be much higher than this.

18 Anteater Anteater is a common name for the four extant mammal species of the suborder Vermilingua commonly known for eating ants and termites.

They deserve more respect! They may look ugly but they eat ants and we don't want them in the house

From what you stated, they deserve to become pets.

Ok listen up buddies. Why is this amazing beast under the log attention wise?! And I’m going to answer some questions you might be thinking.
1. There not strong: Buddy, the giant anteater is equipped with foot long claws, and has killed leopards before, they are also very territorial.
2. There ugly: That’s what most wolf lovers say. They only like overrated crap, also take a closer look, anteaters have a amazing color pallet and are pretty adorable.
3. There’s nothing unique about them: With a 2+ foot long tounge, foot long front claws, walking on its knuckles, thin shouted, and a bushy balancing tail, think again.

19 Spider

Even if I do have a phobia of them to the point to whare if I see a small black spider in the corner of my room I scream and name it the devil instantly, some are cute to me. I'm alright with Jumping spiders, but also, please don't call them underrated just because us Phobics are afraid of them. It's my instinct to scream. - DerpaHerpaMerpa

Many people think that they're dreaded pests like flies. There would be many more flies and other pests if it weren't for the spiders.

Spiders are the 8est! :::

Yeah I love spiders, and all animals, but people hate spiders because of stereotypes. They even say they aren’t animals and are just creatures

20 Great White Shark The great white shark, also known as the great white, white pointer, white shark, or white death, is a species of large lamniform shark which can be found in the coastal surface waters of all the major oceans.

Sharks are actually very intelligent. NOT just mindless killing machines. There have actually been only around 1,000 recorded attacks since 2012. Honestly, they're intelligent. Nobody gets that.

21 Donkey The donkey or ass is a domesticated member of the horse family, Equidae. The wild ancestor of the donkey is the African wild ass, E. africanus. The donkey has been used as a working animal for at least 5000 years.

They aren't as dumb as their name and look would suggest.

Donkeys are beautiful.

22 Badger Badgers are short-legged omnivores in the family Mustelidae, which also includes the otters, polecats, weasels and wolverines.

Wolves and lions are overrated because of their looks. Honey badgers are brave, determined, strong, confident, and intelligent

Badger! Yes they killed Cinderpelt but that's fiction.


23 Turkey Vulture

Super important for the ecosystem!

24 Otter Otters are carnivorous mammals in the subfamily Lutrinae. The 13 extant otter species are all semiaquatic, aquatic or marine, with diets based on fish and invertebrates.

Aaahhh I want one so bad! - DerpaHerpaMerpa

25 Snake Snakes are elongated, legless, carnivorous reptiles of the suborder Serpentes that can be distinguished from legless lizards by their lack of eyelids and external ears. About 600 species are venomous, some of which can be fatal to humans if no medical help is sought.

Instead of Danger Noodle, I call them Elongated Sticks - DerpaHerpaMerpa

These creatures are awesome! ( and fun too... )

26 Mandarin Fish


27 Yeti Crab

This is one epic crab. Deserves more attention.

28 Mudskipper
29 Sea Slug Sea slug is a common name for some marine invertebrates that more or less resemble terrestrial slugs. Most creatures known as sea slugs are actually snails, i.e.

I'm not officially part of this site( just a visitor), but I care about them. They're the most underrated feeders on the ocean floor.

30 Coyote

Honestly, these little guys are very underrated and hated by many people. Without them, everything would go crazy. Rodents, as well as deer populations, would burst and become chaos. Many poachers or hateful people say: "Shoot these vermin dogs on sight, they all deserve to die". And they also get blamed for missing children and pets. First of all, it's the parents' or owner's fault that they left their pet/child unsupervised. Coyotes are just trying to live. Anyways, they are important and do not deserve the hate they are getting. They are also intelligent too, and in my opinion, they are gorgeous! They are a symbol of a trickster and laugher because of how clever they are. Awesome animals! - MimahVentura

31 Capybara The capybara is the largest rodent in the world. It is a member of the genus Hydrochoerus, of which the only other extant member is the lesser capybara.

Has more friends than me. - RoseWeasley

I love them

32 Polar Bear The polar bear is a carnivorous bear whose native range lies largely within the Arctic Circle, encompassing the Arctic Ocean, its surrounding seas and surrounding land masses.

Polar bears aren't underrated. They're quite popular. - DinoLover4242

Polar bears are my favorite animal! They deserve a higher ranking

SOOO TRUE! Polar bears are my favorite!

33 Megalodon The megalodon is an extinct species of shark which was about 59 feet (18 meters) long and hunted in the seas until about 1.5 million years ago. It was similar to today's great white shark-but three times longer and 20 times heavier. more.

Overrated in the extreme

34 Centipede Centipedes are arthropods belonging to the class Chilopoda of the subphylum Myriapoda. They are mainly carnivorous and they prey apron insects, spiders, small birds and rodents, and even other centipedes.
35 Frog Frogs are a diverse and largely carnivorous group of short-bodied, tailless amphibians composing the order Anura.

There are many species of frogs that are just adorable! Many people think they are just slimy, annoying animals but they are not, there are lots of unique, dangerous, colorful, and cute species of frogs out there, and there are some types that would make good pets too believe it or not. In late summer, green frogs will actually make a song sounding like someone is plucking a banjo, and that's just amazing. - whattheheckamidoing

36 Wolverine The wolverine, Gulo gulo, also referred to as the glutton, carcajou, skunk bear, or quickhatch, is the largest land-dwelling species of the family Mustelidae.

Capable of killing a moose/elk and there is at least one report of a wolverine killing a POLAR BEAR (I believe it escaped it's enclosure at a zoo if I'm not mistaken). - JKolodne

37 Axolotl The axolotl, Ambystoma mexicanum, also known as the Mexican walking fish, is a neotenic salamander related to the tiger salamander. Although the axolotl is colloquially known as a "walking fish", it is not a fish, but an amphibian.

Pokémon gave this guy some love in 2 different mons. Yet still this little dude is unknown. I think they're adorable.

Underrated to the extreme - SirSalvador

38 Zebra Zebras are several species of African equids united by their distinctive black and white striped coats.

Take zebras off the list. They are actually popular so they can't be on the list

This isn't least well known, it's underrated. Nobody really talks about "WOW ZEBRAS ARE COOL! "

You may think Zebras are quote on quote "overrated" because it is quite common that fashion, phone cases, pillow cases, etc. Will have zebra print on them, but that doesn't mean necessarily the animal, who's design they are using, is "overrated." When do you ever hear someone talking about Zebra? When do you ever hear someone say "Wow, Zebra are so amazing! "
Because I haven't.
Personally, Zebra are my favourite animal. There is something about them that is so endearing and charming, I love their quirky yet sophisticated nature and they are incredibly beautiful. I think Zebras need more love, they are magnificent.

39 Isopoda


40 Saiga Antelope
41 Pigbutt Worm

So does the pigbutt worm live up to its name or - LizardKing99

Evolution really took a dump on these guys

42 Echidna
43 Titanoboa

Titanoboa is the Queen of the Prehistoric World! It can crush a T-Rex and it eats Crocodiles as big as a truck. It has a crushing force of 7 eiffel towers. One badass snake, more badass than most dinosaurs.

44 Yak

Huh? I know 5 of my friends love Yaks! In my opinion, they are perfectly balanced between Overrated and Underrated. - DerpaHerpaMerpa

45 Kangaroo The kangaroo is a marsupial from the family Macropodidae. In common use the term is used to describe the largest species from this family, especially those of the genus Macropus: the red kangaroo, antilopine kangaroo, eastern grey kangaroo, and western grey kangaroo.

This list is about underrated animals, not uprated animals (lions, elephants, etc). Kangaroos shouldn't be on this list. - DinoLover4242

They seem harmless but can break your ribs

46 Scorpion

And they have a reason to be *Cowares* - DerpaHerpaMerpa

47 Snow Leopard The snow leopard is a large cat native to the mountain ranges of Central and South Asia. The name "Snow Leopard" is due to its white fur, and the black spots dotted over it.
48 Dragonfish
49 Ermine
50 Newt
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